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Chemical Engineering

Graduate Program

Prospective Graduate Students

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers research-oriented programs leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees. Students in Chemical Engineering graduate programs experience high-quality, challenging, and exciting interdisciplinary research in a dynamic and cohesive environment.

The program has a dynamic group of award-winning researchers that are strongly committed to research, graduate supervision and teaching at a nationally and internationally recognized research university.  http://www.chemeng.queensu.ca/research/

PROGRAM FIELDS:

MSc, MEng, PhD

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Reaction Chemistry
  • Process Systems Engineering

DOCTORAL PROGRAM (Ph.D.):

  • Research-based degree
  • Fully funded for four years
  • Four graduate courses (with a Master’s degree)
  • Seven graduate courses (without a Master’s degree)
  • Two seminars
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Thesis

The objectives for the PhD program are to conduct research inquiry at the forefront of discipline knowledge, educate students in advanced concepts and techniques, foster independent and critical thought, and develop technical leadership. To successfully complete the PhD program, the candidate must make an original contribution to existing knowledge in the field of study. Candidates are prepared for careers in academic research and teaching, industrial research and development, and government research. Candidates are expected to have acquired autonomy in conducting research, critical assessment of research, and preparing scholarly publications.

These objectives are achieved through a combination of formal course work, independent research, teaching and research assistantships, and a research thesis making original contributions to the field of study.

MASTER’S PROGRAMS:

Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.)

  • Research-based degree
  • Fully funded for two years
  • Four graduate courses
  • One seminar
  • Thesis

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

  • Academic-based degree
  • No funding
  • Eight graduate courses

The objectives of the program are to educate students in advanced concepts and techniques, conduct research inquiry at the forefront of discipline knowledge, and foster independent and critical thought. Independent and critical thought comprise the critical and scholarly skills necessary to conduct research. These objectives are achieved through a combination of course work, thesis and project work, and research seminars.

For additional information, please visit http://www.chemeng.queensu.ca/graduate-studies/degree-offerings.html